I am hoping there is another person or parent out there that may be able to identify with or have some words of advice. We have a 14 year old son who was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 9. At 10 years old we found a lesion on his right shin. He was diagnosed with NLD. He has since developed lesions on both shins, the back of his calf, his upper thigh and now his forearm. He is very disciplined with his BG levels and we are very involved with managing him. His A1C levels are 7.1. So, needless to say we are very bewildered by him having this and concerned for his future.
I have tried to do my research and feel as if I am running into walls. We are currently trying laser treatments in hopes of dealing with the lesions he already has. There is a doctor in Denmark who wrote a case study about successful treatment with red light therapy, but doctors in the US do not do that (at least that is what the doctors here are telling me).
My concern is what is this going to look like in 20 years? Why is there no real research being done? From what I can see on this site, there are plenty of people who are dealing with this. Is there any kind of natural helps anyone has found useful? I would love to treat the disease and not just try and catch the lesions and then treat them.
Thanks for any help, advice or experiences you may have to offer.
Concerned Mom of a Diabetic Boy
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